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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: mutation linked to progressive ataxia in Charolais cattle, microRNA expression levels linked to colorectal cancer, and more.

In addition, Qiagen has partnered with Japan's SRL for companion diagnostic development, and its CareHPV test was added to the WHO list of prequalified IVDs.

The firm will manufacture its Logix Smart mycobacteria tuberculosis assay at its ISO-certified facility in Utah but will not seek FDA approval at this time, it said.

The portable, battery-operated system will be an interim solution for decentralized testing in places where power may be unreliable.

The 20-gene assay, which BioMérieux will develop on the BioFire FilmArray platform, distinguishes active TB from latent TB, viral, and bacterial infections.

At ASM Microbe, the University of Wisconsin's Caitlin Pepperell described her work putting Mycobacterium tuberculosis genomics into a historical context.

Using a protocol developed at the University of Oxford, the researchers hope that nanopore sequencing can aid diagnosis and drug resistance profiling in remote areas.

Jean-Laurent Casanova aims to identify single-gene mutations that compromise the immunity of normally healthy individuals and lead to severe infectious disease.

The medium has been cleared for transporting samples potentially containing flu A and tuberculosis.

The exclusive two-way licensing deal also allows Akonni to commercialize Righton's molecular diagnostic tests outside of China.

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.